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Motive Season 5
Motive Season 5

An up close look at anti-violence work in Chicago

   

More than 16 hundred people have been shot this year in Chicago. Increasingly, the city is leaning on anti-violence workers to try and bring that number down.

There are hundreds of these workers - many of them former gang members. As part of their job, they step into the middle of intractable gang conflicts to try and prevent further shootings.

WBEZ’s Patrick Smith spent a year documenting their work for the most recent season of our Motive podcast.

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